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“Trade, War, Institutional Change and Economic Performance in the Plate Basin: Paraguay to the present" by Mario Pastore

February 3rd, 2020 - 12:00AM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: G-01

That trade is a positive sum game, conflict at best a-zero sum game, is a principle well established in game theory that curiously, may already be found in Adam Smith. He famously linked to the extent of the market that of the division and specialization of labor underlying the wealth of nations. He also noted, though perhaps not as famously, that states along the Danube basin may obstruct the tra...


Chats in the Stacks: Gustavo Flores-Macías on The Political Economy of Taxation in Latin America

February 4th, 2020 - 4:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Olin Library

Room: Room 107

It’s been said that there’s nothing more certain than death and taxes. But what factors shape the evolution of taxes and tax policies, and what gives rise to disparities in taxation policy, compliance, and enforcement? To answer these and other questions, Gustavo Flores-Macías, the associate vice provost for international affairs and an associate professor in the Department o...


"New Approaches to Non-Formal Environmental Sustainability Education in Petrópolis, Brazil" by Átila Calvente

February 10th, 2020 - 12:00AM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: G-01

Environmental education is essential in the diffusion of the ethics, values, and skills that are critical to sustainable transformations. This talk presents the experience of non-formal environmental education approaches held in schools in the Petrópolis region of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil between 1997–2016. The talk intends to firstly convey the commonly identified environmental sustain...


What Happens after DACA? Holding our Institutions Accountable to Students and Community Members

February 14th, 2020 - 12:00PM

Location: Rockefeller Hall

Room: 429

WHAT'S THE UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE/CITY/COUNTY PLAN? Join us for lunch and informal discussion with faculty, staff, students, and community members from the Finger Lakes and Central New York region to discuss the upcoming SCOTUS ruling on DACA. For information please contact Professor Ella Diaz, emd233@cornell.edu.  ...


Occupying Schools, Occupying Land: How the Landless Movement Transformed Brazilian Education, by Rebecca Tarlau, Penn State University

February 14th, 2020 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Physical Sciences Building

Room: 401

Rebecca Tarlau will speak about how the over the past thirty-five years the Brazilian Landless Workers Movement (MST), one of the largest social movements in Latin America, has become famous globally for its success in occupying land, winning land rights, and developing alternative economic enterprises for over a million landless workers. The movement has also linked education reform to its vision...


Chats in the Stacks: Jonathan Monroe on Framing Roberto Bolaño: Poetry, Fiction, Literary History, Politics

February 18th, 2020 - 4:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Olin Library

Room: Room 107

To grasp the achievements of writer Roberto Bolaño, whose work encompasses both Europe and the Americas, one must understand not only poetry and fiction but also literary history and politics, argues Jonathan Monroe, a professor of comparative literature and a member of the graduate fields of comparative literature, English, and Romance studies at Cornell. In this Chats in the Stacks t...


"How Amazon's Farmers may be Affected by Current Changes in Brazilian Environmental Policy,” by Ronaldo Santos, March 9th, 2020

March 2nd, 2020 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: G01

Brazil hosts one of the biggest agribusiness in the worlds.  A huge part of Brazilian goods come from the Amazon region, mostly via big ranches committed to profits and market.  While these big ranches create jobs and promote economic growth, at the same time they may also cause concerns for forest protection. How can a balance be found between economy and natural/social safeguarding und...


Language Resource Center Speaker Series - Aleidine Moeller

March 2nd, 2020 - 3:30PM-4:30PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: G25

"Pathways to Language and Intercultural Proficiency" Aleidine Moeller Edith S. Greer Distinguished Professor of Language Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln  This talk builds upon the major theoretical frameworks for promoting language and intercultural proficiency within the world language classroom. Problem-/task-based approaches that place the learners in the role of c...


#SOSNICARAGUA: Cartoons and the Defense of Human Rights in Nicaragua

March 9th, 2020 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: G01

Discussion on ways that Nicaraguans are using expression to bring attention to their national situation to the world...


The Guardian of Memory

March 16th, 2020 - 6:45PM-8:18PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

FREE with filmmaker Marcela Arteaga in person 2019 > Mexico > Directed by Marcela Arteaga The Juarez Valley, a region once known for cotton production, is now nothing more than burned down houses, empty towns, and memories. An immigration lawyer born in El Paso, TX, fights to obtain political asylum for Mexicans fleeing from the region's violence and to keep the memories of its past al...


Language Resource Center Speaker Series - Julio Torres

March 17th, 2020 - 4:00PM-5:00PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: G25

"The Effects of Instruction on Heritage Language Learners" Julio Torres Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism, University of California, Irvine  Heritage language learners are individuals who enroll in classes to (re)learn their family language in an instructed setting. Their family or heritage language is a minoritized language in the society at large....


"Voluntary Audits: Experimental Evidence on Monitoring Front-Line Bureaucrats in Argentina"

March 23rd, 2020 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: G01

Is it possible to motivate front-line bureaucrats to exert effort in their work without relying on traditional punitive forms of oversight?  We examine the motivation and performance of school principals in their administration of a free meal program targeted at school children in an Argentine province. We work with the provincial auditing body to implement an encouragement design in which so...


Invisible Life

March 25th, 2020 - 6:45PM-9:04PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere 2019 > Brazil > Directed by Karim A•nouz With Julia Stockler, Carol Duarte Two sisters in 1950s Rio de Janeiro mistakenly believe that the other is living out her dreams half a world away in this acclaimed and exquisitely shot melodrama adapted from the popular 2015 novel The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao by Martha Batalha. Nominated for an Independent Spirit Award fo...


Language Resource Center Speaker Series - Karen Lichtman

April 9th, 2020 - 4:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: G25

"Acquisition vs. Learning in 2020" Karen Lichtman Associate Professor of Spanish Linguistics and Director of Educator Licensure in the Department of World Languages & Cultures, Northern Illinois University  In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Stephen Krashen put forward a model of language learning distinguishing between language acquisition (acquiring a language by listenin...


LASP Public Issues Forum: From Democratic Breakdowns to the Era of Democratic Hybridization

April 9th, 2020 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Physical Sciences Building

Room: 401

Many of the novel threats that democracies face cannot be longer apprehended by resorting to the theoretical paradigms and concepts that were influential in the XX century, such as the democratic breakdown model developed by Linz and Stepan or the notion of coup d’état. Today, the kind of menaces that democratic regimes confront do not unfold in a white and black setting of confl...


"Refracted Empire: The Atlantic Islands and the Early Spanish Caribbean" by David Wheat, LASP Seminar

April 13th, 2020 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: G01

Traditional interpretations of Spanish imperial consolidation in the 16th-century Atlantic place heavy emphasis on official maritime structures regulated by authorities based in Seville. But despite their central position in Caribbean historiographies, the Indies fleets and slave trade asientos accommodated multiple agendas -- including some that worked against the priorities of the Spanish crown...


INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM: “(RE)THINKING VENEZUELA: CRITICAL APPROACHES TO A FRACTURED COUNTRY”

April 17th, 2020 - 12:00AM

“(Re)thinking Venezuela: Critical Approaches to a Fractured Country” aims at creating a space that brings together the social sciences, the humanities, and the arts, in order to foster dialogue, collaboration, and critical discussion on the topic of Venezuela. Taking as a point of departure the need to address the multidimensional crisis currently affecting the country and the growth o...


“The Politics of Vision: Film, Race and Borderscapes” by Junyoung Veronica Kim, Univeristy of Pittsburg

April 20th, 2020 - 12:00AM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: G-01

This talk explores ways in which notions of visuality are interconnected with epistemological frameworks of race/ethnicity/nationality and space/territoriality/borders by analyzing Juan Martín Hsu’s film La Salada (2014). By taking as its focus the borderscape of La Salada – the large informal market located in the south of Buenos Aires – that arose from the harsh neoliber...


EMI 10th anniversary celebration

May 1st, 2020 - 5:00PM

Location: TBD

The EMI 10th anniversary celebration. 10 years building bridges and encouraging dialogue....

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